In the months leading up to the big day, travelling can become a regular activity that can wreak havoc on your skin. As a California transplant living in New York I was flying cross country for almost every wedding activity scheduled, bachelorettes, showers, planning and of course the big day. Pair this with a healthy dose of work travel, and I was on a plane nearly every 3 weeks leading up to my wedding. Being a bit of a skincare fanatic, I always had a rather extensive flying regime, but wanting to take extra care I developed a flying beauty arsenal that I still use to this day. Here are my preflight and inflight must haves for gorgeous glowing skin.
Make sure to have a clean and well hydrated face before you board your flight. While looking glam when you step off the plane may be important to you, this will ensure your skin looks awesome as well. So, NO MAKEUP when you get on the plane. Just a fresh washed face, slathered in a hydrating moisturizer will do the trick. If you are coming from a meeting or are flying mid-day and already have a full face, no worries. Face wipes will do the trick in a pinch and will have you ready for your inflight “spa” routine.
Drink lots of water, the recycled air in planes dehydrates skin faster than you realize. Even a quick hour flight will suck up hydration, drinking lots of water will help keep your skin looking fresh. Dependent on how long your flight is, there are a few options to pair with your regular water consumption.
First give your skin a quick spritz with a facial mist anything from those travel Evian sprays to a lovely rose floral water will do the trick. Second apply a hydrating mask and lip balm. I love a good sleeping mask as It will help lock in moisture and plump your skin. Next try and get some shuteye. Sleep will help your skin look relaxed and refreshed come landing.
If you are on a long haul flight, I would do a second spritz around hour 3 and a third around hour 6. After the spritz at hour 3 you can apply a face oil or serum to the skin for nutrition and radiance OR you can apply a hydrating sheet mask. This lovely 15-minute mask will give your skin a boost with hydrating and plumping properties. My go-to is Dr. Jart Hydro-plumping mask with sea algae.
Now, as the captain announces your descent whip out a face wipe and give your skin a once-over. Apply your favorite moisturizer and BB Cream with a swipe of mascara and lip gloss and you will look like a goddess as you emerge from the plane.